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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a FK506)
minimum sample volume required ~ 4ml

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Test Code: FK5

Special instructions
Trough sample required.
Note reference range applies to trough samples only and samples sent to Southmead only. Please see report for samples sent elsewhere.

For normal formulations, sample must be at least 12h post-dose. For sustained release formulations (Advograft) please take sample 24h post dose. Please state time of last dose and sample collection time on form.

Out of hours/urgent requests are not routinely available but may be possible on a case by case basis. Arrangement is by discussion with duty biochemist.

Sent away to Southmead Hospital but may be sent other locations depending on where transplantation took place. State destination lab if relevant.

Reference range
5 - 15


Turnaround Time
7 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressive drug used to prevent transplanted organ rejection.

Please note results are available to view earlier than 7 days via open net.


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